Saturday, September 5, 2015

Murray 14.5/42

This mower has a 42 inch deck is in fair shape but needs a bit of welding.  It has a scallop wheel near the front of the deflector and on the other side of the deck on the rear.

In the short term I intend to temporally use this deck on the 12.5/40 with the 18HP twin.  The 40" deck needs new blades and has no scallop wheels.

In the longer term.  Thinking of moving the 18HP from the 12.5/40 to this tractor.   First I need to fix the steering and test the hydrostatic transaxle.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Did the transplant to this tractor.   The 12.5/40 has transaxle trouble.   The steering problem was due to missing bolts again.  Replaced the missing axle attachment bolts with bolts and nuts.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Ordered and replaced the drive belt.  At first it looked too long but today it looked OK.  Go figure.

For some reason I burned up the idler/tensioner pulley so I robbed the one off the 12.5/40.   According to the ammeter the battery is not charging.  Not sure.

Did a few test runs today.  The drive rattles a bit like maybe a bad idler bearing or maybe input shaft bearing.   Hydro works well.  Tightened up the steering sector a bit.